Avid readers will note that I have reverted to a simpler, two column, layout. Posts and pages are to the left, and additional navigation links are to the right. Some of my friends commented that the three column layout, with several images in the outer columns was distracting (actually, one said “bleah!”). I left it for a while, but then noticed something odd in my stats. My hit rate has gone down, way down, since I changed the layout back in March. In fact, my current hit rate is lower than half my original peak.
So, I conclude that I had indeed added “too much bling” and I have now cleaned up the layout. Let’s see if my readership approves (and improves).